Obama Holds Fundraisers in Miami and Atlanta
President Barack Obama collected millions of dollars for his re-election campaign during fundraisers in Atlanta and Miami. He warned that Democrats will have to compete with the Republican fundraising onslaught during the fall presidential campaign. President Obama managed to get more than $2.3 million at fundraisers in Atlanta and Miami Tuesday as well as events. These events followed successful rallies Monday night in Boston.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got more than $76 million last month to fund his campaign and the GOP. Obama’s advisers predicted that super PACs are likely to contribute $1.2 billion more to the Republican cause before the election. This is a big challenge for the incumbent president.
President Obama has more than $100 million in his campaign funds but Democratic super PACs are having hard time raising money. The president will be outspent because of this. He said that the Republicans will spend a lot of money in this election and will tell the voters that the economy is bad because of Obama.
President Obama held fundraisers at the start of a vital week for his campaign. The Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling on the president’s health care reform law this week. During the Boston events, the president didn’t mention anything about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law. The court struck down some provisions of the law but allowed a section that requires police to check the immigration status of a person they stop for any other reason and whom they suspect is an illegal immigrant.
The president said that no American should live under a cloud of suspicion based on how they look like. He added that police in Arizona should not enforce the provision because it undermines civil rights of a person. The president spoke at two fundraisers in Atlanta and followed them with two events in Miami last Tuesday.